Inter-racial marriage is increasing and the once-rare sight of a mixed couple is becoming almost routine, but real challenges remain. From the struggle to find acceptance to the joy of having children who bridge cultures and mend chasms of the heart, the extraordinary stories here are a celebration of love’s great courage and a reminder of its inspiring power to heal.
“We are still inherently a racist country, and the only way to breach the separation between blacks and whites is to acknowledge that the division exists and work from there. You certainly can’t fix a problem if you don’t admit you have one.”
“One thing I have noticed, going out with a white girl, is that most racists are cowards. They make comments under their breath, behind your back. Maybe they’re ashamed. They should be.”
“I think our daughter Abby is lucky because she gets to experience the richness of both black and white culture, which is a wonderful kind of cultural fusion that all Americans should share.”
“I could just imagine all my slave ancestors bodies rising up out of the ground, saying ‘How dare you! After all we’ve been through, you’re moving to Alabama with a white man!’”